Commit 5a01a506 authored by Phil Sturgeon's avatar Phil Sturgeon

added repair cafes

parent 35e94e9d
......@@ -6,10 +6,12 @@ intro: Everyone needs a vacation, but overtourism is destroying amazing places.
Everyone needs a vacation, but [overtourism](https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/104207105/countries-with-the-most-tourists-per-head-of-population-destinations-suffering-overtourism) is destroying amazing places. We need to practice [sustainable tourism](https://www.fix.com/blog/sustainable-tourism/), and chose closer locations for more of our vacations.
How to get to your destination is also important.
How to get to your destination is also important. There's a lot of things said about flying, and you will see things like tbis:
> Flying gets a bad rap, but airplanes become more efficient the longer the flight because high-altitude flying is more efficient. In contrast, hopping onto a short-haul flight is as bad as crossing the country alone in a gas-guzzling truck. -- [fix.com](https://www.fix.com/blog/sustainable-tourism/)
For this reason, getting around most of Europe by train is the way to go. Even if trains are a little slower, it's ok because [night trains](https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/04/europe-night-train-sweden-eco-travel-sleeper-car-fossil-free/586228/) have made a comeback! You can get wherever you're going while you sleep, and that's one less night in a hotel. Multi-day trips include food in the price, so you can avoid the temptation to splurge on a fancy holiday meal.
This does not mean "flying is not that bad" it means "if you _have_ to make a certain trip, sometimes a flight is more efficient than driving a heaby truck alone", but if you don't need to make the trip or can get on public transportation, that is always going to be better.
Cruises generally use diesel propulsion which contributes similar greenhouse gasses to flying, so _avoid cruises at all costs_. Whilst [some ferries are switching to electric](https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/worlds-second-largest-ferry-operator-switching-from-diesel-to-batteries), most have not done that yet. Hopping on a cargo/freight ship or ferry which is already transporting a bunch of trucks means you can make hops across various ponds with minimal impact. Releasing gases at high altitude has a drastically increased warming effect, so let's bring back the transatlantic ship crossing: it will make us consider if we really need to go half way around the world for a quick vacation, or meetings which probably could have been virtual calls.
Getting around most of Europe by train is the way to go. Even if trains are a little slower, it's ok because [night trains](https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/04/europe-night-train-sweden-eco-travel-sleeper-car-fossil-free/586228/) have made a comeback! You can get wherever you're going while you sleep, and that's one less night in a hotel. Multi-day trips include food in the price, so you can avoid the temptation to splurge on a fancy holiday meal. The prices are higher than flying due to subsidies for airline companies and lack of subsidies for train companies, but that is starting to change too. [Germany reduces train tickets by 10% in 2020 and Austria is raising taxes on flights](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51007504).
Cruises generally use diesel propulsion which contributes similar greenhouse gasses to flying, so _avoid cruises at all costs_. Whilst [some ferries are switching to electric](https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/worlds-second-largest-ferry-operator-switching-from-diesel-to-batteries), most have not done that yet. Hopping on a cargo/freight ship or ferry which is already transporting a bunch of trucks means you can make hops across various [at 10% the emissions of flying](https://twitter.com/FlightFree2020/status/1213165841753214977). Releasing gases at high altitude has a drastically increased warming effect, so let's bring back the transatlantic ship crossing: it will make us consider if we really need to go half way around the world for a quick vacation, or meetings which probably could have been virtual calls.
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# Agriculture https://seawatergreenhouse.com/
# home improvement seawater? https://www.elementalwatermakers.com/
# French food chain https://comerso.fr/ and https://wearephenix.com/
# https://forest.stormconsultancy.com/
# bioremediation for land management
# cpr land designation
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places to dig. Switching to Google Cloud (or a host who in turn is on Google Cloud),
is one of many ways to make your platform have less impact on the earth.
# https://forest.stormconsultancy.com/
- title: Repair Café's
url: https://repaircafe.org/
categories: [zero-waste]
tags: [repair, reduce, making]
description: >-
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things
(together). You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs to
clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances,
toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in
all kinds of fields. Repair your stuff, or just enjoy a coffee. They're
world-wide, and the site is multi-lingual.
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